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Douglas R. Johnson

April 5, 2022 | 5 comments

Douglas Johnson, 90 of Holmen passed away April 1, 2022 at Gundersen Health surrounded by family. He was born March 2, 1932 to Chris and Gert (Lenser) Johnson. He married Marianne Hoff in July 1952 and celebrated over 50 years of marriage until she passed on April 1, 2007.

He married Rita Roberts March 19, 2011 and were blessed with eleven joyous years.

Doug was a member of Halfway Creek Lutheran Church. He worked 40 years as a welder at Trane until his retirement. He raised boys, beef, tobacco, crops, and enjoyed picking blackberries, apples, and morels. Doug was a loyal local and Wisconsin sports fan. He enjoyed deer hunting on his farm, fishing at the annual Spooner Lake vacation, his travels to Norway and throughout the U.S. He loved to play cards and would hit the ball out-of-the-park with his
sense of humor and wit.

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 7 at 11a.m. with visitation 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at Halfway Creek Lutheran Church, Holmen. A private burial will be at a later date.

Survivors are his wife Rita; sons: Steven (Susie) Johnson, Brian (Bev) Johnson, David (Amy)

Johnson; Grandchildren: Darrel, Sally, Benny, Josh, Matt; four great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brothers: Wilbur and Gary; sisters: Yvonne, Louanne, and Mary; and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his first wife, Marianne, son, Todd, and brother, Don.

His family would like to give a special thanks to the hospital staff at Gundersen Health System for the exceptionally compassionate care given to Doug and his family. Thank you to the Coulee Region Cremation Group for assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Gunderson Medical Foundation for Cardiology or Nephrology.



  1. Paul Witte

    Our Thoughts and Prayers 🙏🙏

  2. Rich and. Ruth Huston

    To the family of Doug Johnson, We have fond memories of Doug and send our condolences to his family and friends. I miss the hunting in Halfway with the Johnson gang. It’s been a long time since he had a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 2 door hard top with a 312 police intercepted V8 with a stick and overdrive. I still remember standing on the poles in the tobacco shed hanging speared tobacco leaves with Boboo Johnson and the gang. Those were the good old days. Rich and Ruth Huston

  3. Ann (Lee -Johnson) Bricker

    Doug was a wonderful father, son, husband, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law and friend. He was committed to God and family and always had a good word to say about anyone. He will be missed by many but we will meet again.

  4. Kathy Sonsalla Dummer

    Sorry for your loss. 🙏

  5. Craig Paroubek

    Boy he was a Great Guy..Worked with him at the Trane Co. when I was just a kid..He always had a grin on his face, and he would help anyone out…He was old school, had pride in his work, and the work was always done right… So sorry for you loss…He was just a Neat Guy!!!!!!!


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